Permit Center

 Service Update

  • Please note that starting January 1, 2024 the Permit Fees will be increasing. Please refer to the 2024 Community Development Fee Table for the updated amounts.
  • If you are having issues scheduling an inspection through MyBuildingPermit, call the inspection line at (206) 248-5525 to schedule.
  • The Fire Protection System permit application is now available on MyBuildingPermit. Completed fire permits are currently accepted through MyBuildingPermit, or as paper applications. Paper applications will no longer be accepted starting January 1, 2024. If you have any questions, you can contact a permit tech at [email protected].

The Permit Center is responsible for overseeing and managing permit intake, review, tracking, and issuing land use, building and construction permits ranging from simple permits to permits for complex development projects.

The type of permit you need to execute your project will depend on what type of project you are working on. The Permit Center has staff from Planning, Building, and Public Works Departments available to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

Our purpose is to streamline the permit process for businesses, developers, and residents, as well as preserve and enhance the quality of the natural and built environment, contributing to Burien's quality of life.

Ready to submit your application? Go to MyBuildingPermit for our new, paperless permitting portal where you can apply electronically!

Go to MyBuildingPermit

Quick Links

Explore more of the most commonly asked permitting questions:

Frequently Asked Questions

Permit Activity Map

Explore an interactive map of activity permitted in the City of Burien within the past 18 months. Works best on larger screens.

Screenshot of Permit Activity Map.

Updated July 18, 2024

Permit Center Hours


In-person Service Hours

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – noon 

Telephone and Email Service Hours

Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Permit Center Closed Daily, noon – 1:00 p.m. and on Fridays  

Contact Us

Building Division

 [email protected]

Planning Division

 [email protected]

Public Works Department

 [email protected]

Special Events

 [email protected]

Call Us

 (206) 241-4647